East Main Street (SC290) was shut down for about four hours

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The big news from yesterday was, of course, East Main Street (SC290) being shut down for about four hours due to a tractor trailer breaking down while in the process of making a left turn from the northbound exit ramp of I-85. The result was the blocking of numerous lanes of traffic. The truck also lost fuel and other fluids, which meant that an environmental cleanup crew had to be dispatched to the scene due to the size of the ...

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It’s another cold, rainy, dreary day in the Big City

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It’s another cold, rainy, dreary day in the Big City, which means many will be out shopping on this Saturday. Which also means that traffic will be heavy and road conditions will be less than ideal. We only have one accident to report from yesterday, which means y’all did pretty well, considering the conditions.

We had an incident at the high school yesterday (in case you missed it on the local news) where a student made a threat against some other ...

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The holiday season is in full swing

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The holiday season is in full swing, which also means that there are more motor vehicle accidents, and crimes. In two separate incidents on Monday, officers served 7 outstanding bench warrants. One guy was located at a residence, while the other guy decided to get himself pulled over for a traffic violation while riding through the Big City on a suspended license. They were both welcomed with open arms at 950 California Avenue. We also had a guy get ...

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It’s been a nice, quiet holiday weekend here in the Big City

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It’s been a nice, quiet holiday weekend here in the Big City…just the way we like it. We hope everyone enjoyed time with family and friends, and that your team(s) won if you have been watching football. We give a hearty high five to the Clemson Tigers, who won their game. About half of our residents are happy about this. The same goes for our officers. Even so, everyone had a good time and behaved themselves. Our officers did get ...

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I am going to take a few minutes to weigh in on the Ferguson situation.

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I am going to take a few minutes to weigh in on the Ferguson situation. We will call this “My Editorial”, as is does not reflect anyone’s views and opinions but my own. As you are probably aware, I want our Facebook page to be a fun and entertaining place where the public can learn more about law enforcement, and also to see that we are just like you. We have families, we go to church, we help with civic ...

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It’s probably a good day to stay in and watch some football, or knit a sweater.

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It’s a cold, rainy day in the Big City, and it looks like the rain will continue for awhile. It’s probably a good day to stay in and watch some football, or knit a sweater. With the way my teams have been performing this year, I think I’m going with the sweater thing.

If you decide to get out today, as I and many others have already done, please increase your following distance as you drive, and watch your surroundings carefully. ...

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Good rainy Monday!

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Good rainy Monday! The Break-In/Steal Stuff Season is upon us, and it looks like we are off to an early start. There were several car break-ins over in the Reidville area of the county, just down the road a piece. Please make sure that you do not leave valuables in your cars and trucks over night, and make sure that your vehicles are locked. I should’nt have to remind people to not leave their keys in their cars, but I ...

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Thanks to the efforts of Karon Ratke, Duncan K-9’s Axel and Max are now equipped with ballistic (bullet proof) vests.

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Thanks to the efforts of Karon Ratke, Duncan K-9’s Axel and Max are now equipped with ballistic (bullet proof) vests. After meeting Officer Dodd and Max at a Community Day event last year, Karon raised the money for the vests through businesses and individuals in our community. Vests are expensive, and K-9 vests are even more expensive. Thank you, Karon, for helping us protect our K-9 officers! The vests were custom made through Vested Interest in K-9’s, Inc.

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It seems that two of our officers got to appear in our own impromptu version of a “Girls Gone Wild” video

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It seems that two of our officers got to appear in our own impromptu version of a “Girls Gone Wild” video yesterday while investigating a case of Obtaining Goods by False Pretense at one of our scrap yards. These cases usually occur when someone tries to sell stolen goods for scrap metal. In this particular case, two gals, along with a couple of guys, tried to fraud the company by going across the scales with four people in the ...

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Have you ever been spat on?

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I’m hoping that’s never been the case. Unfortunately, as police officers, we sometimes have to deal with spitters. We had a disturbance call yesterday where a young female (sorry, but I cannot refer to her as a lady) decided to do just that. After showing officers her “wild side” (which is why we got the call in the first place), she was placed into custody, which did nothing to slow her down. After attempting to kick the window out ...

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